A year after Fikile Ntshangase was shot six times in her home in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, her daughter has seen no justice
China and India have been facing a serious energy crunch as the economies of the two Asian nations struggle to recover from the crisis posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
As climate crisis threats multiply, the leaders of top polluting countries gathered for an international climate summit but some still failed to pledge to ramp up their goals to reduce carbon emissions and slow global warming.
The victims were miners who were working despite the health emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Most Colombians are quarantined by government order, but mining is among the activities exempted.
The news agency dpa reported that police estimated more than 2,000 people took part Saturday at sites near Cottbus and Leipzig and that some of the demonstrators scuffled with police.
China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, has vowed to control new coal production and new coal-fired power capacity as part of its commitments to curb pollution and tackle global warming.
The fire was started by an electrical short circuit in a state coal mine in south-western Pakistan and spread poisonous carbon monoxide gas, hampering rescue efforts,
As Germany battles to balance its international environmental commitments with its booming coal industry, an endangered forest just outside Cologne has been put under the spotlight.
Rising waters and lack of sophisticated equipment hampering efforts to rescue 15 coal miners, trapped underground since December 13, in northeastern Meghalaya state, officials say.
The accident which occurred at a depth of 880 metres at the CSM mine in the city of Karvina, also injured 10 others. Eleven of those killed were from neighbouring Poland.
The activists, who are protesting the expansion of energy giant RWE's open-pit lignite mine, one of Europe's largest, had called for a mass mobilisation by supporters to prevent Hambach forest from being cleared.
Organisers of the march called for the German government to implement the 2015 Paris plan to shift the world economy from fossil fuels.
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